News Releases - Deputy Director-General

Deputy Director-General Addresses 7th Review Conference of the Biological Weapons Convention in Geneva

Mrs. Grace Asirwatham, the OPCW Deputy Director-General, delivered an address today to the general debate session of the conference, which is taking place at the United Nations Office in Geneva, Switzerland from 5 to 22 December...06 December 2011Full story

Deputy Director-General Addresses Meeting of OPCW Permanent Representations in Brussels

The Deputy Director-General, Mrs Grace Asirwatham, addressed the meeting on 4 November 2011 at the African Union Permanent Mission in the company of the Chairperson of the OPCW Executive Council, Ambassador Peter Goosens. 11 November 2011Full story

Deputy Director-General Visits Washington DC and Anniston Chemical Weapons Destruction Facility

The Deputy Director-General of the OPCW, Ms. Grace Asirwatham, paid an official visit to the United States of America from 17 to 21 October 2011. This is the first official visit of Ms. Grace Asirwatham to the United States as...28 October 2011Full story

New Deputy Director-General of the OPCW

The former Ambassador of Sri Lanka, Mrs Grace Asirwatham, took up her duties as the new Deputy Director-General on 1 April 2011. She succeeds Mr John Freeman from the United Kingdom, who had served in that capacity since April...04 April 2011Full story

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